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I had new lab tests done to see if I should be adding a T3 medication. My results TSH 0.55(.34-5.6)FT4 0.99(.58-1.64)FT3 4.1(2.5-3.9) Confused my t3 ^?
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided do not suggest a need to change medication. You should discuss with your doctor at the next visit. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Reason for high T3 (liothyronine)?: If you have hyperthyroidism from grave's disease there really isn't a natural way to bring thyroid hormone levels down. If you want to avoid medication, that will be difficult because it isn't safe to be hyperthyroid. Even if you had your thyroid surgically removed or ablated by radioactive iodine you would still need to take medicine to replace your thyroid hormone under those circumstances. ...Read more
My thyroid test results are low t3, (liothyronine) freet3 is barely within range low end. How can I get my dr. To try thyroid medication to see if it would help?
Need more info: What are your symptoms? Symptoms of under active thyroid? What are your other levels? Free t4, tsh, thyroid antibodies test? If feel not getting anywhere you can try and see a specialist in thyroid called an endocrinologist who may be able to help you and explain your labs and treatment options if any available to you. ...Read more
Random check:TSH 11.66, T3/4 normal. Dr. prescribed 100 mcg Eltroxin. Test redone BEFORE medication: TSH 6.75, TPOAb 80. I'm 85 Kg. Is the dose ok?
NO!: You have what is called subclinical hypothyroidism (nl TSH<4), with a ? mildly elevated TPO Ab (nL may be 9 or 90 dep on units, but it's often in 100's or 1000's). Some say w/TSH>10 you need meds & <10 recheck, you're close. A lot of things can cause a temp elev of TSH & this is going down, should be checked in 2-4 weeks & a decision on meds made then. But at 11.66 the dose was still to high. ...Read more
7 year old has TSH level of 16, T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are normal could this correct itself without medication?
Thyroid: A pediatric endocrinologist should be consulted. They will follow this and make the determination if medication is necessary, by finding the cause of the abnormal TSH. ...Read more
Free T3 (liothyronine) 3.2 range 2.3-4.2, free T4 1.4 range0.8-1.8 but TSH elevated 8.2 what does it mean and do I need medication
My TSH level is 0.11 free T4 is 15.4 free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.8 Do I need to take any medications? If so, what?
Mild hyperthyroidism: Hi. That would be a total T4, not a free T4. Your TSH is suppressed but not undetectable. If it is stably like that, this would be one or more hyperthyroid nodules. If the TSH goes up or down over time from the 0.11, you caught the thyroid a stage of a process which could be self limited, like a subacute thyroiditis (usually goes back to normal on its own), or need treatment, like Graves' disease. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my TSH level is 0.11 free T4 is 15.4 free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.8 should I be on medication is so what.?
Something wrong: Hi. In the labs we use, if your FREE T4 was really 15.4, your TSH would be undetectable. Is it a total T4 (a test NO NONE should ever order, but some old docs still do)? That TSH is either a brief snapshot of a changing TSH, or if stable at that value, a hyperthyroid nodule (1 or more). We would need more history or a nuclear medicine thyroid uptakes and scan. Good luck! ...Read more
Started with synthroid (thyroxine) 25 mcg 40 days back. Can I check my TSH level now? It was 9.8 with T3 & T4 in normal levels before medication
Thyroid: It takes about 6 weeks to see changes in TSH after initiation or changes to supplementation. ...Read more
"i have my T3 (liothyronine) -4.24 t4-1.35 and TSH 0.014 please me the course of action further.. I had never gone on thyroid medication earlier. ?
Hyperthyroid: Labs showed hyperthyroidism. Not sure what symptoms you are currently experiencing. You said you are not taking any thyroid med at this time. I recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. Next step is a thyroid uptake and scan. You could have graves disease, thyroiditis or a hyperactive nodule/s. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Hashimoto TSH 8 normal T3, T4. Where i live Levothryxine is most often used medication for my condition.Are there other medications i can use?
Yes: Armour thyroid and liothyronine. Armour thyroid is made from desiccated pig thyroids. It is not considered the first choice, but some individuals feel better with this product. Secondly, thyroxine T4 is metabolized to T3 or liothyronine, and if the body has a problem with this metabolic step, then T3 or liothyronine is an alternative. ...Read more